Communications Officer, Faculty of Environment
Faculty of Environment
Would you like to be part of an exciting new research project mitigating the risks of floods and droughts, improving water quality and bringing significant benefits to the economy, environment and wider society? Do you have excellent communication and influencing skills, with experience of events management and website development?
The Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP) is a £6 million investment over five years, with funding from the Natural Environment Research Council, aimed at generating solutions to significant environmental issues and bringing benefits across rural and urban areas of Yorkshire. The programme requires a team of innovative communicators, experts and administrators to support the translation of science and the engagement of agencies across all sectors.
Reporting to the Programme Manager, you will be key to generating impact and publicity, facilitating working relationships between academic experts and partners in industry and public sector organisations at both a regional and national level. You will facilitate access to information between academic experts and partners, providing information through the web, social media, briefing documents and events. You will support engagement with policy makers helping to influence decisions, and promote iCASP at an international level.
What does the role entail?
As a Communications Officer, your main duties will include:
These duties provide a framework for the role and should not be regarded as a definitive list. Other reasonable duties may be required consistent with the grade of the post.
What will you bring to the role?
As a Communications Officer you will have:
You may also have:
How to apply
You can apply for this role online; more guidance can be found on our How to Apply information. Applications should be submitted by 23.59 (UK time) on the closing date.
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Professor Joseph Holden, Director of iCASP
Working at Leeds
You can find out more about our generous benefits package and more about what it is like to work at the University and live in the Leeds area in our Working at Leeds information.
Candidates with disabilities
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Criminal record information
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
A criminal record check is not required for this position, however, all applicants will be required to declare if they have any 'unspent' criminal offences, including those pending.
Any offer of appointment will be in accordance with our Criminal Records policy. You can find out more about required checks and declarations in our Criminal Records information.